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11 month old suffering from diarrhoea

My 11 month old baby has had diarrhoea 3 times in 24 hours and is very lethargic, what is the best remedy? She is drinking water and has fed this morning and had milk!
Asked On : Mon, 28 Feb 2011
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Hi Lee colkin,
If your baby does not have symptoms of infection like stomach cramps/fever/blood-in-stools/ foul smell from stools/rice water appearance of stools then the following should be done:
1. Continue breast-feeding. It has all the anti-bodies needed.
2. Use only boiled & cooled water to drink & prepare baby's food.
3. proper hygiene maintenance-wash hands/plates/bottles etc in hot water.
4. ORS mixture prepared as per recommended instructions
It should be given as 1-2tsp/kg body weight of the baby for every stool passed.
5. Light/easily digestible food only.
6. Increase intake of curd.
If you do not see any improvement in 48 hrs,please get a pediatrician to check out the baby for infection or other causes.
Thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 28 Feb 2011
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